A pair of beavers in the snow.
- The definition of a beaver is an water rodent with brown fur, sharp teeth and a flat tail, known for chewing wood and building dams.
An example of a beaver is an animal that built a dam and blocked a waterway.
- Beaver is defined as a slang and vulgar word for a vagina.
An example of a beaver is a woman's vagina as described in a vulgar comedy movie.
- pl. -·vers or -·ver any of a family (Castoridae) of large rodents with soft, brown fur, chisel-like teeth, webbed hind feet, and a flat, broad tail: they often gnaw trees down and build canals and dams to form beaver ponds in which they build dry, dome-shaped, island lodges having underwater entrances
- its fur
- a man's high silk hat, originally made of this fur
- a heavy cloth of felted wool, used for overcoats, etc.
- Slang the female genitals: usually considered somewhat vulgar
Origin of beaverMiddle English bever from Old English beofor: for Indo-European base see bear
- a movable piece of armor on the lower part of a medieval helmet, for protecting the mouth and chin
- later, the visor of a helmet
Origin of beaverMiddle English bavier from Old French baviere, beaver of a helmet, origin, originally , bib from baver, to drivel from bave, saliva, foam
- a. Either of two large semiaquatic rodents, Castor canadensis of North America or C. fiber of Eurasia, having thick brown fur, webbed hind feet, a broad flat tail, and sharp incisors used for gnawing bark and felling trees, with which they construct dams and underwater lodges.b. The fur of a beaver.c. A top hat originally made of the underfur of a beaver.
- A napped wool fabric, similar to felt, used for outer garments.
- a. Vulgar Slang The female genitals.b. Offensive Slang A woman or girl.
- Of or relating to a beaver or beavers: beaver fur; a beaver hat.
- Constructed by beavers: beaver dams.
intransitive verbbea·vered, bea·ver·ing, bea·vers
Origin of beaverMiddle English bever from Old English beofor ; see bher-2 in Indo-European roots.
North American beaver
- A piece of armor attached to a helmet or breastplate to protect the throat or lower face.
- The visor on a helmet.
Origin of beaverMiddle English bavier from Old French baviere child's bib, beaver from bave saliva